Monthly Archives: December 2018

Inscriptions in books 4: Books given with love

These are some of my favourite types of inscriptions – ones where a book is given as a gift. There are lots of lucky children here, given books by their aunties, uncles, parents and possibly even friends. There are books … Continue reading

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What would Enid Blyton’s characters be unwrapping for their Christmas?

When I wrote my Enid Blyton Gift Guide I started wondering what the children in her books would be unwrapping on Christmas day. It was a very different world in the 1940s, 50s and 60s especially in the idyllic bubble … Continue reading

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Monday #248

Just one more week until Christmas! What would Blyton’s characters get for Christmas? and Inscriptions in books: books given with love It is no good going down a factory chimney, because there are never any children below with stockings to … Continue reading

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Five Go to Smuggler’s Top, part 2

In part one we saw Kirrin Cottage crushed by an ash tree and the children packed off to the mysterious Smuggler’s Top where they meet the Lenoirs and Block. The problem of Timmy Up until now Timmy has been hidden … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift-guide

The Enid Blyton brand has really been growing lately, with ‘new’ books coming out and there have been some tie-in products over the last few years as well. Here’s a guide of what to get for your Blyton-loving friends and family, … Continue reading

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Monday #247

Just two weeks till Christmas now! Enid Blyton gift guide and Five Go to Smuggler’s Top part 2 [The tree] stood in the hall, with coloured candles in holders clipped to the branches, and gay, shining ornaments hanging from top … Continue reading

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The Famous Five covers through the years, part 1: 1940s-1990s

The Famous Five books have been in print for nearly 80 years now, and along the way they have appeared with a lot of different looks from the original Eileen Soper covers to TV tie-ins and famous illustrators. We will … Continue reading

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An updated round-up of Christmas posts

We’ve done this once before but have written a lot since then – so here’s a new guide to all our Christmassy posts from the past six years. Book reviews Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories – one of Hodder’s short story collections. … Continue reading

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Monday #246

It’s December now, and you know what that means. It’s time to get festive! A guide to all our Christmas posts and The Famous Five covers through the years, 1940s-1990s “Now let me see,” said Father Christmas, taking out a … Continue reading

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November 2018 round up

What I have read I have achieved my Goodreads target (again!) I’m on 84 books, so now I will see how many I can get. I’m not going to up the goal this time though, as I know I’ll be … Continue reading

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